Black South Africans have a lot of stories to tell and to write.Their stories are heart rending,nerve wrecking, thought provoking,memorable and timeless.People in black townships have suffered a great deal and has experienced several traumas that include discrimination , rape , violence , educational poverty , material poverty , hunger and displacements .These people have been also at the receiving hand of political propaganda , oppressive apartheid era regime, zealotry, expediency and corruption . They have become pawns pimped by preceding regimes of black and white leadership. Black township communities have many stories for their people. These stories remain both knowledge libraries and literary heritage for generations . The book is the best place where stories,experiences, challenges and solutions should be placed in.
Like any other country, Iraq is another country known of its own unending warring wars and head splitting series of politically motivated banditry and massacres. Every country on this beautiful but now wretched earth suffer its own traumas. Iraq is one country that have seen the hand of war burning fathers’ hope and mothers’ wombs to death in broad day light, like in Africa’s Sudan, Congo and Somalia. Iraq’s have been on the run-in their hushed hunt for peace, fervent search for freedom, in their quest for calm settlement. Faleeha Hassan is an Iraq poet now living in United States of America. She chronicles war poetry and her emotional but diligently carved versifications re-awaken and evokes the reader to watch her homeland through the mirror of her satire and peep unmarked graves long lost lives and through broken windows of allusion and imagery. Despite her tough experiences of growing in life pounding war-times, watching reality films of death and heart-rending wails of dying humanity. Accomplished HASSAN packages her depressions, suffering, traumas and expectations inside the marrow and bone of poetic verses. Her poems are succulent with ripe meaning and the verses dangle with insidious ,belly pit emotion .She snort metaphor to the walls of her country emblazoned with war graffiti .Beloved reader , I would like you to take your couch to a silent secluded corner , read attentively and listen carefully to this song of memory flowing from the revered pen of this great Word Slinger . TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC editors are sincerely gratified and profoundly honored to feature an Accomplished Author of twenty-four collections, Prolific Poet, Accomplished Scholar and Writer of greater distinction, FALEEHA HASSAN- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Our Special Profile Feature of the Week .The name EKENIA T.CHIFAMBA is a name that somewhat rattles the bone and marrow of unrepentant , evil and dare-daring barbarians perpetuating sexual violence and emotional abuse onto the lives of innocent and vulnerable young women and girls in both rural and urban settings. In realizing the plight of the GIRLCHILD in all sectors of life , political , social , moral and economical. The resilient Ekenia Chifamba established SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA organization .True to it ,the girlchild rights Maestro Chifamba is blessing and heartily friend of the GIRLCHILD in Zimbabwe , Africa and Abroad . For the past tiring six years , she has relentlessly exposed rape cases across the country, weeded out evil off our vulnerable communities .Chifamba embraced vulnerable/abused young girls and rehabilitated their emotions and consciences into lives worth living . A lot of community interventions are being done in Zimbabwes various settings of the country to heal girls from emotional hate and moral decadence perpetuated by crude cruel killers of innocence . Since the resumption of her organization , Chifamba has been received with mixed feelings and contempt by a society use political and pseudo cultural vintage in covering up sin and vile for so many years . That did deter her to stop effecting her CALLING positively in touching the souls of weak and the traumatized . Young women and girls’ deplorable plight was savagely neglected .Ekenia Chifamba became the answer to a lot of unanswered questions and has ridden on the impossible, defying all odds and human obstacles to relieve the girlchild from the bondage of retrogression and unchain them from the yoke of sexual oppression , stigma, discrimination and emotional shattering . SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA promotes dialogue among victims , they promote education on girlchild rights in rural villages and down trodden settings, entrepreurship projects , arts and other sustainable projects. Despite a myriad of negative challenges , SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA has its own great success stories .Currently ,they are constructing a Girl Child Rehabilitation and Empowerment One Stop Centre . Alas ,the negating winds of the virulent , savaging , cantankerous COVID – 19 affected the completion of this great habitat , sooner or later the Centre will be launched. To honor her resilience , the immense contribution to vulnerable girls , victims of abuse and their communities , I have decided to feature the profiles and activities of SHAMWARI YEMWANASIKANA Organization and its Founder /Executive Director Madame Ekenia T.Chifamba. Chifamba is an Award winning girlchild rights activist ,Philanthropist, Outstanding global girlchild Projects leader with a long , practical , active and reputable resume in field of girlchild rights and other areas of human development. This Feature Profile and Interview will be featured in AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN , WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS , TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC ,WORLDPULSE as a Special Journal .In my closing of this long but deserving blurb, I want to heartily say to Madame Ekenia T.Chifamba thank you profoundly for lighting the lanterns of peace ,for raising the flag of freedom and for speaking on behalf of the VULNERABLE and the VOICELESS.
TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC is fast becoming a hot -spring of global talents. A sizzling pot of brimming literary arts stews and a gourd filled poetry beverages . The art of poesy becomes our healing therapy as the entire earth is writhing in the agony of loss , death , grief and pain under the oppressive yoke of COVID-19 . Groaning under bondage of severe mass black funerals experienced in most of places of our wretched earth. We chant in defiance , #BLACKLIVESMATTER. ENOUGH !. Last night I met legendary writer , a multi-award wining poet, iconic literary arts figure and a very important wordsmith , Bulgarian Arts Luminary ,VIOLETA BONCHEVA. Her words blaze the soul like a refined morning breeze . Her poetry chills down fever clutched souls and as well cools down naivety gripped hearts .The lines softly thrash on reader like the serene mountain drizzle , remember the relief rainfall. Poetry heals. BONCHEVA writes simple but rhythm -packed verses, yet turgid with hope , promise , demise and pondering . Paradox. She captures nature and natural beings in her poetry like photo-camera clucking ,clicking and clocking fame fervent lives into its insatiable film belly . The imagery in here is historic and it is the watermark of her poesy. VIOLETA is one doyen literary arts culture ICON to be featured on this grand Poetry Art and Internet based thicket . Legendary Artist VIOLETA BONCHEVA was born and bred in Eastern European country , Bulgaria . She is a widely published Author , Acclaimed Thespian and an Accomplished Poet. We all know that the sun rises from the East .And the eastern horizons are both spiritual and biblical. Art cannot be separated from spiritual consciousness . BONCHEVA writes in her Bulgarian mother tongue . Her submissions in the grandiose profile article are translated into English by our one of great literary arts associates Poet , educationist and Artist MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA. Thumbs up to you again great Panayotova for introducing to us Legendary VIOLETA BONCHEVA. Our principles remain those of Diversity , Exclusivity and Creativity . Today ,we once again celebrate Dexterity , prowess and excellence . We are gratified and profoundly sincere as we feature Iconic playwright , international renowned Writer, Resilient Theatre Arts Curator ,Distinguished Scholar and Acclaimed poet VIOLETA BONCHEVA.Salutations -( Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA).
CANADA is a country, a country carrying within its belly a myriad of races, dialects, clans and love. Where Laughter is abundant and stories of the land. A gem. Canada is an embrace of freedom, a ray of hope and a wink promise. It is country like any other country hated and loved. With its historical mistakes and its current successes. It is country gifted of writers and blessed of poets. I love Canada, the same way, I love all nations under this red, black, white, yellow, blue earth God created for us. I am overjoyed to meet a legendary storyteller from this great land of beauty and creativity. When at the same time our world is negatively thrashed to pulp by the menacing, ravaging and savaging virulent COVID 19. And as well shaken by the violent hand of Satan, Satan is racist, Satan is the stigma, Satan is Black phobia, Satan is White phobia, Satan is Indian phobia, Satan Chinese phobia, Satan is the devil. We are one, God created with same image and similar standing and with all his love BLACKLIVESMATTER and so #ALLLIVES MATTER. Today for the first we feature a short story sizzling with mounting tension, intriguing suspense . DARCIE FRIESEN HOSSACK is a professional Writer and a Prolific storyteller. UNIQUE. Her stories portray sloppy and rough terrains of Canadian traditions, family and historical moral trends. Darcie boldly wields her pen to tell intriguing stories of her land. HOSSACK is an award wining writer and the story teller in her has mastered technicality of mounting tension, conflict and intriguing suspense. TIME OF THE POETIC REPUBLIC is sincerely gratified to feature prowess and archive talent in the person of DARCIE FRIESEN HOSSACK, I welcome to the country code-named TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC, Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
Author OMWA OMBARA is a prolific African Voice in Diaspora. Her resilience hardened verses send a rebellious jab to the cantankerous, unrepentant COVID 19 pandemic. She sings a bitter hymn against chair warmers and lazy hands -on- keyboard scribes, who thrive on abusing and harvesting the sweat of resilient writers and voices from digital thicket, without any ounce of their own effort. Her rebuking lines in her hefty protest poem IN HONOR OF PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2020, a Satire glow with hard truth and snorts in the remorseless faces of double-chinned charlatans and double bellied pseudo media bosses burying the pseudo revolutionary imbecility in borrowed political berets. The Protest Poet is not holding her horses, back she throws sharp jibe into the belly of COVID 19 and her irritating twin imbeciles daughter Quarantine and Lockdown.
MERT PERK have mastered the art of economizing diction. SUPERB. while his verses are turgid with grandiose reason. Every line is a blowing gun, smashing down walls of falsehoods, mass consumerism and torn lampposts hypocrisy. The granite hard truth glued in the bone and marrow of his poetry smacks the hypocritical humanity, in his quest to retain sanity and true consciousness on this our wretched earth crumbled by oppression, killings, racism and stigma. In another poem Perk plead with humanity to imitate God, here the Poet holds his sickle to remind the world of the vitality of dignity and integrity. After reading Perk, it dawned that surely the world has lost morality, morality is blown away by greediness, cheap conspiracy, violence and wantonly decadence. TIME OF THE POET compliment this insightful poetry by featuring the poet and his poesy in our publication. We always cherish to archive beauty, intellect, diverse ideas, promise and prowess. Poet MERT PERK is destined to the Poetry Promise land. Keep Writing, Aluta Continua- (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA)
The scintillating, rat -tat rhythm and the drumbeat vibe of her well coined verses bombarded my lyric thrashed mental box. Poetry that roast and cracks popcorn in my bloodstream, real poetry. The lyrical dexterity is magical like the glow of rays at morning time and the grace of the silver moon above Table Mountains cleaning the dark of shadows off the human wonderland. Intensity of messages coupled with belly pit rumbling imagery mesmerizes the readers mental eye. The touch of Africaness as lines precede one after another blow by blow. Here is poetry band Symbolism plays drums , while imagery dances like breakdance, kwaito or pansula , rhythm here is a leading vocalist at the spoken word impromptu .Again after the frenzied dances , the beat ,the echo and the metaphoric trances .Symbolism is left on stage to perform his natural intercourse with the audience’s heart caves. The poem I’m BEAUTIFUL is trailblazing, the poem is human, this poem is earthly and beautiful. Can I say it is a poem turned human or human turned into a poem. FIONA KHAN diligently fuses spoken word poesy and page poetry to feed her audience with a poetic balanced diet . PROLIFIC.KHAN is the founder of several literary arts, literacy projects and child care projects. She is the Founder of The Fiona Khan Academy of Learning, a child-oriented project. KHAN is spearheading The Global Forum 4 Literacy, a UNESCO recognized organisation. LEGIT. We are sincerely gratified and humbled feature this great Writer, Literacy Projects Curator, Acclaimed Educator and accomplished Poet FIONA KHAN.
Today TIME OF THE POET features a usually rare topic in our conventional writing trends. We feature a Zimbabwean Christian Writer, MELODY NYENGETERAI CHANDAHWA CHISWITI. Her reflections are biblical and her presentation is faithful. Chandahwa Chiswiti is a firm believer of God and that is affirmed by her new Christian book Marriage Dynamics, where she doubles her work as matrimonial issues counselor and teacher of humanity. RABBI. Her Profile feature coincides with our global resistance to the COVID19 menace and mass killings of black lives in USA. We need the firm hand of God and brave prayers warriors at the tumultuous time. Surely, we need redemption and healing. Thank you, Mother, Evangelist, Gospel Teacher and Writer, MELODY NYENGETERAI CHANDAHWA CHISWITI for your gospel writings. Let all remember, Biblical Psalms, Proverbs and Revelations are original poetry. We continue to pray for the hand of the Almighty #BLACKLIVESMATTER #COVID19MUSTFALL. We are proud to feature your Wisdom here at the TIME OF THE POET REPUBLIC. Together We Rise (Blurb by Mbizo CHIRASHA”)
#BRAVE VOICES POETRY JOURNAL is maturing every season like the proverbial wine in old wine sacks. We are over- joyed to profile excellence, to archive prowess and to speak revolution. Today, WOMAWORDS #Founding eDitor #Mbizo Chirasha sat for a Tate to Tate with #Iconic Poetry Tigress of Bangladesh#MUNIA KHAN. An Acclaimed Poet of unmatchable standards. Her myriad of writings is the graffiti swag donned by Airport lounges. Amazingly, her poems are taglines carved on illustrious plaques of business malls across nations. The heave of her poesy is a valuable ingredient of oxygen for digital thickets of our times. Her lyrical dexterity is a thirst -quenching refreshment to literary famished souls. Her pen is a blazing gun roasting unrepentant -pseudo revolutionary cockerels squandering earthly treasures in barricaded pizzerias and skyscraper official-doms without restraint. Her voice is a chant of defiance. Her poetic ink bathes cheap propaganda zealots…
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Talking to TRACY YVONNE BREAZILE is one great voice worthy listening to. The Brave Voices Poetry family and the Zimbabwean We Want Poetry Campaign has tapped a lot of literary coconut milk of wisdom and skills from the illustrious writings and her poetry mentorship drills since 2018. Creative Abundance. Breazile boasts of a very beautiful but thought-provoking writing niche. Creative writing mentor par excellence. Her poetry is revolutionary and the vibe is nerve rattling and deep. She writes and sing Africa as if is an African princess born and bred in the length and breadth of Savanna miombo and Africa South of Sahara. Her subject matters are beautifully presented for the reader to enjoy the brew with a ravenous poetic appetite. Brave Voices Editor met with the Tracy Yvonne Breazile over a literary breakfast, Tracy brought mentorship ginger biscuits and Mbizo brought a poetic brew…
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